Food law, ethics, and food safety regulation: Roles, justifications, and expected limits [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23 (3):267-278 (2010)
Recent food emergencies throughout the world have raised some serious ethical and legal concerns for nations and health organizations. While the legal regulations addressing food risks and foodborne illnesses are considerably varied and variously effective, less is known about the ethical treatment of the subject. The purpose of this article is to discuss the roles, justifications, and limits of ethics of food safety as part of public health ethics and to argue for the development of this timely and emergent field of ethics. The article is divided into three parts. After a short introduction on public health ethics, all levels of food safety processes are described and the role that ethics play in each of these levels is then analyzed. In the second part, different models describing the function of food law are examined. The relationship between these models and the role of ethics of food safety is assessed and discussed in the final part, leading to some relevant comments on the limits of the role and effect of ethics of food safety.
|Keywords||Ethics of food safety Food policy Food law Medical ethics Public health ethics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Ronald Bayer & Amy L. Fairchild (2004). The Genesis of Public Health Ethics. Bioethics 18 (6):473–492.
Kirsten Hansen (2004). Does Autonomy Count in Favor of Labeling Genetically Modified Food? Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 17 (1):67-76.
Karsten Klint Jensen & Peter Sandøe (2002). Food Safety and Ethics: The Interplay Between Science and Values. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 15 (3):245-253.
Kalle Grill & Sven Ove Hansson (2005). Epistemic Paternalism in Public Health. Journal of Medical Ethics 31 (11):648-653.
S. A. Hall (1992). Should Public Health Respect Autonomy? Journal of Medical Ethics 18 (4):197-201.
Citations of this work BETA
Joan Duckenfield (2013). Antibiotic Resistance Due to Modern Agricultural Practices: An Ethical Perspective. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 26 (2):333-350.
Similar books and articles
K. Hendrickson Mary, S. James Harvey & D. Heffernan William (2008). Does the World Need U.S. Farmers Even If Americans Don't? Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 21 (4).
Mary K. Hendrickson, Harvey S. James & William D. Heffernan (2008). Does the World Need U.S. Farmers Even If Americans Don't? Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 21 (4):311-328.
Mark B. Lapping (2004). Toward the Recovery of the Local in the Globalizing Food System: The Role of Alternative Agricultural and Food Models in the Us. Ethics, Place and Environment 7 (3):141 – 150.
M. Deblonde, R. de Graaff & F. Brom (2007). An Ethical Toolkit for Food Companies: Reflections on its Use. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 20 (1):99-118.
Franck L. B. Meijboom (2007). Trust, Food, and Health. Questions of Trust at the Interface Between Food and Health. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 20 (3):231-245.
Frans W. A. Brom (2004). WTO, Public Reason and Food Public Reasoning in the 'Trade Conflict' on GM-Food. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (4):417 - 431.
Om V. Singh (2010). Regulation and Safety Assessment of Genetically Engineered Food. Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology 4 (1).
Hub Zwart (2000). A Short History of Food Ethics. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 12 (2):113-126.
David Waltner-Toews (1991). One Ecosystem, One Food System: The Social and Ecological Context of Food Safety Strategies. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 4 (1):49-59.
Renee B. Kim (2009). Meeting Consumer Concerns for Food Safety in South Korea: The Importance of Food Safety and Ethics in a Globalizing Market. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 22 (2):141-152.
Added to index2009-07-18
Total downloads65 ( #55,769 of 1,780,298 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #166,011 of 1,780,298 )
How can I increase my downloads?